Nature Attractions

Whether you're seeking adrenaline or stillness, Asheville's nature attractions offer a perfect escape into the great outdoors. Explore scenic trails off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, known as "America's Favorite Drive," where panoramic vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains await. Discover the stunning landscapes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, perfect for hiking, wildlife watching, and experiencing the wonders of nature. Enjoy a peaceful stroll through the North Carolina Arboretum, featuring exquisite gardens and miles of hiking and biking trails. For a more adventurous outing, head to Pisgah National Forest for waterfall hikes and exhilarating mountain biking routes.